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5.0 out of 5 stars Mono, glorious mono!, 31 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Eight Gigs a Week : The Steve Winwood Years (Audio CD)
Yes, not only is the correct (UK) version of 'Gimme Some Lovin' included on this superb set, it is, like all of the tracks, in mono. In other words, as we originally heard them, with no dreadful 'electronically created stereo' which afflicts many a 1950 and 1960s re-release.

If you were a fan of the band back in those truly halcyon days, you have to buy this. It is beyond any consideration of mere nostalgia, as it stands the test of time admirably.

However, what didn't work then - their cover of 'When A Man Loves A Woman' - still doesn't. For once, Steve Winwood bites off more than he can chew. He sounds strained and it is very uneasy listening.

That still leaves many classics and near-classics to enjoy. Buy without hesitation, while it's still available!
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Initial post: 10 Aug 2009 23:00:39 BDT
Thanks for reporting that all the tracks are in mono - Amazon nearly always neglect to tell mention whether tracks are in stereo or mono. However, you are wrong to state this is how they were originally. The Autumn 66 album was in stereo in 1966 and I got used to hearing it that way. A couple of years later (when I was no longer in the same place as the vinyl I had got used to), I purchased it myself in stereo on a cassette. So I won't be buying this version - I am used to stereo.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2010 10:41:01 BDT
Thanks, fair comment.
Regards, Keith
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